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Rehearsal Dinner at Alisal Guest Ranch | Kate & Matt

Kate and Matt’s rehearsal dinner was the first event of their wedding weekend! They hosted their guests at the Alisal Guest Ranch, but a wildfire nearby was threatening to ruin their weekend. The P.S. Plans wedding planning team and the venue kept a close eye on the situation. The fires were thankfully were contained and they could proceed with the weekend as planned! Kate and Matt are such a fun couple with incredible style and the sweetest friends and family. They deserved to have the wedding weekend they dreamed of!

Lakeside Rehearsal Dinner

Kate and Matt made sure to create memorable experiences for their guests throughout the entire weekend. After rehearsing the ceremony with the bridal party, all the guests were driven out to the dinner location on the lake on the property by hayrides. You could see the smoke over the mountains in the distance, but thankfully it didn’t come any closer to the venue. We spotted a few deer off in the distance on the way.

Summer Outdoor Dinner

The rehearsal dinner was casual but elegant! The guests were greeted by the gorgeous views of the lake and the beautiful dining space. All of the farmhouse tables were covered in a blue buffalo plaid tablecloth with hydrangeas in the summer. Guests sipped cocktails by the water and were served grilled cheese sandwiches, steak, and halibut for dinner. 

Even though there were helicopters swooping in every few minutes to gather water from the lake to put out the fire, it was still a beautiful evening. Guests had a great evening enjoying each other’s company, taking photos, and celebrating Kate and Matt! 


Planning: P.S. & Associates Event Planning

Venue: Alisal Guest Ranch

Beauty: Emily Lynn & Co

Floral: Acton Creative Flowers

Video: Daybreak Weddings

Check out Kate and Matt’s engagement photos here.

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  1. […] We were still keeping an eye on the fire the entire time and could hear helicopters flying overhead. I am so glad everything worked out for this couple and they were able to have a weekend they dreamed of. Huge shoutout to Chabeli and the entire P.S. Plans team for keeping an eye on the situation and keeping everyone calm. Be sure to check out Kate and Matt’s Welcome Party!  […]

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